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When it's dark I'm going out for my first ever couch to 5k. Can someone please join me?

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OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 15:07

I've recently lost a tiny bit of weight and after having eaten badly for 3 days I need to get back on the wagon.

I thought this might be a start...

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jellyfrizz · 14/12/2019 15:12

Go for it! I’ll be cheering you on. Come back & tell us when you’re done.


OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 15:14

Thanks. That's really kind of you. I feel like absolute shit and I'm getting divorced. Thought if nothing else it might make me sleep better. Have you done it?

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Dazedandconfused10 · 14/12/2019 15:17

You can do it! I bloody love doing c25k.


itbemay1 · 14/12/2019 15:20

I've done it. Was hard but loved it. Cheering you on from my sofa whilst painting my toe nails Smile


belay · 14/12/2019 15:21

My son does parkrun every Saturday morning and it's a great atmosphere. Lots of ages and abilities. A fab way to start the weekend


HariboLecter · 14/12/2019 15:21

Good luck @OhioOhioOhio I did C25K last summer and run regularly now, have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it and I'm not quick but I'm out there doing it lol

If you're going out after dark please be careful.


ChristmasSweet · 14/12/2019 15:22

I'm going to do it from January 1st. I can't bring myself to do it before Christmas. Grin Might just start off with long walks and do the running on every other one as I'm very unfit. Or just go for it.


cobwebsoncornices · 14/12/2019 15:24

You might have inspired me to go out & do it. I haven't done much exercise recently and, whilst I haven't gained any weight, I've just caught sight of my backside and it's definitely saggier than it was.


enjoyingscience · 14/12/2019 15:24

Good luck! I did parkrun this morning in the freezing rain, my arms and hands were numb by the end, I had to run-walk most of it and took an absolute age to finish, but I was still in a brilliant mood afterwards!

I need to get some midweek C25ks in, as I don’t really want to have to walk, so I’m in with you :)


DuggeeHugs · 14/12/2019 15:27

Go for it! Also did Parkrun this morning (freezing cold wind off the sea made it 'fun') and it was great. I wasn't particularly speedy but I was chuffed that I kept going. Good luck Xmas Smile


OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 15:31

Oh wow. Now I'm going to have to do it.

I'm fat, massive boobs and everything wobbles. Fk.

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OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 15:32

And I can't even walk fast anymore. I used to walk so, so fast.

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Emeraldshamrock · 14/12/2019 15:34

It can only be good for you.
Best of luck.
Do you build your speed to 5k or track your progress over time until it reaches 5k?


wineandsunshine · 14/12/2019 15:34

You will love it! Jo whiley cheers me on! I've stuck on week 6 for a while now just to build up staimina - don't be afraid to repeat weeks if you need to.

Good luck op - it will help you sleep!!


SillyLittleBiscuit · 14/12/2019 15:39

You’ll get so much out of running. It’ll clear your head and give you confidence when you need it most. Take it slow but keep it up and you’ll improve really quickly.


Mummadeeze · 14/12/2019 15:45

Do it! The first few walk/runs aren’t too hard as it starts you off quite gradually. It recommends you do it three times a week. I followed it to the letter and can now run 5k fairly easily. And believe me, I couldn’t run for longer than about 2 minutes at the beginning. After a year and a half, I wouldn’t say I love running but I love everything it does for me. I look and feel much younger. I am slimmer and my weight has stabilised rather than yo-yo-ing and I think it has helped my self esteem which has always been low. Best of luck and do stick with it if you can :)


Loop3x5 · 14/12/2019 15:45

Do it. I'm going when I've got changed, I'm a lapsed runner so know what I'm in for. Jog, don't run - look forward to your update soon.


LividLaughLove · 14/12/2019 15:47

I’ve done it!

Changed my life.

Now six months pregnant and not been able to do it in all that time - actually looking forward to when I can start up again.


Fatasfooook · 14/12/2019 15:47

Do it! You will not regret it


HariboLecter · 14/12/2019 15:55

Just thinking there are a few fantastic groups on Facebook
The S**t Runner
Girls that Jeff
Run B*tch Run
Or see if you have a local running group
If you put a post up for someone local to come with you I'm sure they would.

Another vote for getting to parkrun next Saturday you could walk it or volunteer if you don't want to run but you will meet so many supportive people.


Neuropsy112 · 14/12/2019 15:57

There are probably people online in your area who’d come and run with for support.


JellyTeapot · 14/12/2019 15:57

I'm fat, massive boobs and everything wobbles.

You've just described me! I am living proof that pretty much anyone can become a runner. I started with C25k, got a little bit addicted, ran a marathon this year and made a load of brilliant mates along the way. My top tips would be to aim for a parkrun for your "graduation" and invest in a good sports bra :-)

Good luck and enjoy it!


OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 16:05

Oh. No. What if someone sees me?

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WeirdCatLady · 14/12/2019 16:08

Ohio, hold your head high and know that you are doing this for YOU and no one else. Even if you just go out and walk you’ll be doing yourself good. Be proud of yourself.


randominternetperson · 14/12/2019 16:19

If someone sees you they'll most likely think good things about you putting your best foot forward. The c25k is brilliant. You can do it! Good luck!

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